Daniella Whyte

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Peace that Restores the Soul (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 364)

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Isaiah 26:3 (NLT)
You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!

Many people cannot point to a time when their lives are un-rushed, un-hurried, and un-ragged. Multiple studies point to the fact that we are living in one of the most overworked and overwhelmed generations. We rush to work, to school, to church, back home, to the sporting event, to the play, to the store, to the bank, to the salon, to the doctor, to the beach. And at the end of the day, we are no better off than when we started. Read more…

New Book Now Available: “The Greatest Giver”

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Light • Joy • Wonder • Possibilities • Peace • Victory • Purpose • Love • Hope • Forgiveness • Grace • Eternal Life 

The gift of Jesus Christ to humankind is the greatest gift ever given. But it is not the only gift. When Jesus came into the world, He made it possible for us to obtain many other gifts — gifts such as peace, joy, and wonder which we often take for granted, but which we cannot get on our own. This book is about 12 of those other gifts that Jesus gives.

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Peace and Confident Hope (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 360)

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Ephesians 1:18 (NLT)
I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called—his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance.

We hear the word “peace” used at certain times throughout the year. World leaders use it during times of war and terror. Ordinary people use it on social media as an impetus for the rest of the world to stop and look for it. Activists use it as a benchmark, something for which we all should be working toward. Church ministers use the word “peace” especially during the Christmas season. After all, peace is the result of Christmas. We long to be at peace with God, with other people, and with ourselves. Read more…

Just Thinking (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 338)

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Philippians 4:8 (NLT)
And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.

In life, we are always involved in a battle. Sometimes, it is a physical one — a real war between good people and bad people. Other times, it is an emotional battle, a spiritual battle, a mental battle. We have to fight to control ourselves, against our vices, our impulses, and our worst selves. We are engaged in a battle to discipline our behaviors, to focus on things that matter, and to think about positive and good things. In a way, we have to fight to be better, to do good, and to think positively because it’s always easier to do the opposite. Read more…

Losing It All While Hanging On (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 333)

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Mark 8:35 (NLT)
If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake and for the sake of the Good News, you will save it.

Too many people look for happiness and peace in how much money they make, the house they live in, the car they drive, the relationships they have, the success they obtain. But God has set up the world in such a way that none of these things bring eternal happiness and peace. These things are nice to have, but their effect is extremely temporary. Many people chase things and stuff looking for that one thing that they cannot lose and they never find it because they are looking in all the wrong places. Read more…

The Poisonous Roots (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 217)

The Poisonous Roots

Hebrews 12:15 (NLT)
Look after each other so that none of you fails to receive the grace of God. Watch out that no poisonous root of bitterness grows up to trouble you, corrupting many.

Have you ever met a person who is filled with bitterness to the point that it influences everybody around them? Well, that’s how bitterness works. It is contagious. It is a controlling mechanism that quickly poisons everyone who encounters it. When one becomes bitter, it is very hard to break through with grace and love. Read more…

3 Whole Habits of Seriously Creative People (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 207)

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“An artist paints, dances, draws, writes, designs, or acts at the expanding edge of consciousness. We press into the unknown rather than the known. This makes life lovely and lively.”
— Julia Cameron

Humanity couldn’t survive without creativity. It is a way for many people to escape — at least for some time — from reality. We can’t hide from life. What good would life be if we all were hiding from it. But we can’t hide from creativity either. It is there for us to embrace. It helps us to think and rethink problems and solutions. We make a grave mistake when we deceive ourselves into think that gravity equals greatness. Sometimes, one has to be less grave and tap into the creative power of the life force that rises within. Read more…

Peace Efforts (365 Days of Daring Faith – DAY 193)

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Matthew 5:9 (NLT)
God blesses those who work for peace, for they will be called the children of God.

As Jesus spoke these words, much of Galilee was in an ongoing negative conflict with each other. Nobody trusted, liked, loved, or were friends with anyone else. The region of Galilee looks like much of the world today. Constantly at war, many of us do not know what peace looks like or how to make any effort towards it.  Read more…

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